Our family has owned this land in Randolph, Vermont producing maple syrup for five generations. The first generations were farmers, and like many other Vermonters in those days, they grew and processed all of their own food from the land they lived on.
Today we have a 54-acre farm with mostly maple trees. We started by tapping 800 trees with buckets and have grown to 4,800 trees this year. Up until 2008, a good harvest was producing 75 gallons of maple syrup a year with fewer trees. Today we are making more than 2000 gallons
of syrup each year.
We used to finish making syrup by early April and would be headed to
our booked weekend craft and wholesale shows. All of our shows havve been cancelled or postponed, our resturants have closed, and that is our income - gone.
Our saving grace is mailorder and donations.
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